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ISU Impact: Engaging With The College of Arts and Letters
Third Wednesday of Every Month at 7:30pm

Hear about the exciting things happening at ISU within the College of Arts and Letters! ISU Impact explores the programs and initiatives in the College of Arts and Letters, and how the college is impacting students and our community at large. Expect to hear from some of the phenomenal faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners who are doing stand-out work at the university and in our community.

Latest Episodes
  • Dean Kandi Turley Ames talks to Assistant Professor of Art, Shawn Edrington, and student Kiara Saylor about the new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media.
  • Dean Kandi Turley Ames talks to Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Kirsten Green Mink, and student Kailey Pease about the new Undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Sciences.
  • Summer Theater is back! Thanks to a generous donation from Farm Bureau Insurance, the community can look forward to the return of this beloved community program.
  • In this episode, hear about how local research directly impacts our Southeast Idaho communities. Dr. Liz Cartwright, Professor of Anthropology, joins Dean Kandi Turley-Ames to discuss the Communivax Project, a joint effort between Idaho State University researchers and John Hopkins University.
  • In this episode, John Young, Assistant Lecturer in the Communication, Media, and Persuasion department, joins Kandi Turley-Ames to discuss how a new partnership between the NCAA Big Sky conference and ESPN provides students interested in communication and media hands-on experience in broadcasting.
  • In this episode Cathleen Tarp, Associate Professor of Spanish, joins Kandi Turley-Ames to discuss the impact the new Master of Arts Spanish program makes on Idaho students and students across the country because of its accessibility as one of the only fully online programs in the country.
  • In this episode, Holly Kartchner joins Dean Kandi Turley-Ames to discuss the success of the Road Scholarship program. The program has grown over the last few years, starting with offering support for a single student to supporting over 90 students from the surrounding area this year. Later in the episode, Jacob Harris, a Sociology graduate student and a former Marsh Valley High School graduate, shares how the Road Scholarship has helped him continue his education at ISU and exceed even his own expectations.
  • Jim DiSanza and Elisa Johnson join Kandi Turley-Ames to discuss the design and delivery of ROAR 1199, a 3-credit course to help first-year college students adapt to their new learning and living environment. Later in the show Luna Urso, a new ISU freshman from Serbia and a member of the ISU women’s tennis team, shares how the course has helped her develop the skills she needed to be successful at ISU.
  • Jonathan Armstrong, the driving force behind ISU’s new commercial music program, joins Dean Kandi Turley-Ames to talk about this exciting new degree option for students. Discussion will include how the commercial music program was developed and how this program is positively impacting the lives and futures of our music students. We will also hear from Joseph Emmanuel, a student participating in this new program.